Sometimes comfort food is mac n’cheese or lasagne or banana cream pie. Sometimes it’s holding a bowl full of healthful promises. Bentosh started back a ways when I layered what was supposed to be a bento box meal into a bowl and for some silly reason, I just really enjoyed the experience. And so Bentosh was born as a mash-up between bento and nosh. It was also kind of a rebellion on my part between the thirty minute meals that took sixty and the Cook’s Illustrated recipes that left the kitchen looking like a war zone. Over the years, I’ve created some recipes and adapted others. Everyone, especially my kids, have enjoyed their warm little bowls of food. Tuck in!

Also, it’s easier to make something look good in a bowl.